The Cincinnati Reds (41-61) have won 13 of their last 20 and three games in a row. They will try to extend that winning streak to four in the second game of the three game series against the Miami Marlins (47-56) tonight.
- Time: 6:40 p.m. ET
- Place: loanDepot Park, Miami, FL
- TV: Bally Sports Ohio; MLB.TV (out-of-market)
- Radio: 700 WLW
|2B Jonathan India||2B Joey Wendle|
|CF Nick Senzel||SS Miguel Rojas|
|SS Kyle Farmer||1B Jesús Aguilar|
|1B Joey Votto||DH Lewin Diaz|
|DH Donovan Solano||RF Avisail Garcia|
|RF Aristides Aquino||C Nick Fortes|
|3B Matt Reynolds||LF Jesus Sanchez|
|LF Albert Almora||CF Bryan De La Cruz|
|C Mark Kolozsvary||3B Charles Leblanc|
Just like Hunter Greene last night, Graham Ashcraft gets to face the Marlins for the second time in a week. He faced them on Thursday and gave up three earned runs on eight hits in 6.2 innings. Two of those three runs came off the bat of Marlins DH Jesús Aguilar.
Ashcraft has always been a contact pitcher–his ground ball rate is very high while his strikeout and walk rates are low–but this season, his walk rate has been exceptionally low at 5.8 percent. This is the lowest of his career, both in the minors and with the Reds. However, lately Ashcraft’s control has been not as great, walking eight batters in his last three starts. He walked nine batters total in his other nine starts.
Left-hander Braxton Garrett was the Marlins’ first round selection in the 2016 MLB draft and the seventh overall pick. Since making his major league debut during the shortened 2020 season, Garrett’s bounced around between Triple-A and the big leagues. He started seven of eight games he pitched in for the Marlins in 2021 and gave up 20 runs in 34.0 innings, while striking out 32 and walking 20 batters. After starting the season at Triple-A in 2022, he’s pitched much better at the big league level this season. In 52.1 innings, he has a 3.96 ERA/3.23 FIP in 52.1 innings. He’s struck out 55 batters, and he’s also lowered his walk rate to 5.5% from 12.6% in 2021.
Garrett faced the Reds last Wednesday and gave up five runs on seven hits in five innings. He did, however, strike out eight Reds batters. Matt Reynolds is 2-2 off him with two RBI. Albert Almora Jr is also 2-for-2 against him.
News and Notes
Trade deadline day is here. As expected, the Reds made some moves before the 6 pm deadline, and Redleg Nation has you covered with all the news:
In conjunction with the trades, the Reds needed to add a couple players to the roster. Luis Cessa is one; the other move is still pending.
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) August 2, 2022
The Reds’ now #1 prospect, Noelvi Marte, is making his organizational debut at High-A Dayton tonight, hitting fourth and playing shortstop.
— Dayton Dragons (@DragonsBaseball) August 2, 2022
Right-hander José Acuña, the pitcher who the Reds received back in the Tyler Naquin trade to New York makes his first start at Low-A Daytona tonight.
The @daytonatortugas have arrived in St. Lucie ahead of this evening’s trade deadline.
Weather permitting, RHP José Acuña — acquired in the Tyler Naquin deal with the #Mets last week — is scheduled to start and make his organizational debut against his former team. #RedsMiLB pic.twitter.com/CEXAyKt0bn
— Justin Rocke (@JustinRocke) August 2, 2022